On This Day

Year 1937 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 19 Second of two legendary recording sessions by Delta Blues musician Robert Johnson with producer Don Law at the Vitagraph Studios, Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 3 Del Mar Turf Club, with crooner Bing Crosby as president and actor Pat O'Brien as a club officer, opens for racing
  • Jul 10 Dutch Django Reinhardt's "Quintette, premieres in du Hot Club"
  • Nov 13 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
  • Nov 21 Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad, with the ovation lasting over an hour
  • Nov 27 Pro-labor musical revue "Pins & Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU
  • Dec 25 Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st "Symphony of the Air" concert over NBC Radio

Musicians Married in 1937

  • Jan 27 Musician Nat King Cole (17) weds dancer Nadine Robinson in Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Jun 26 Canadian-American silent film actress Mary Pickford (45) weds American actor and band leader Charles Rogers (32)
  • Jul 11 Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall